Bay of Fires Lodge Walk

At the edge of Mt. William National Park in north-east Tasmania, the magnificent wilderness coastline known as the Bay of Fires provides a dramatic landscape, ecology and wildlife. The Tasmanian Walking Company’s four-day guided walk commences here. You lace up and head south, taking in the opportunity to explore both the fascinating beach environment and the rich diversity of the nearby woodlands.

This pristine coastal stretch of azure water and white sandy beaches is nestled in between iconic rocky headlands – marked by the growth of distinct burnt orange lichen. As you meander along the coastline you will be amazed that there are no other people out there, and the hustle and bustle of everyday life starts to melt away. The area appears as if untouched for thousands of years and offers a beautifully remote landscape with something for everyone to discover.

After a nice stretch of the legs, you will retreat into a private haven nestled in a protected sand dune swale behind the beach. Located within the National Park, the camp features twin-share rooms with timber floors, canvas roofs and full kitchen facilities. You can take your ‘sundowners’ to the beach, but soon the tummy grumbling aromas of a three course meal being prepared will draw you back.

The second day brings more awe-inspiring beauty. The relaxed pace provides plenty of opportunity to take it in, stopping frequently to get the perfect picture. By mid-afternoon you start to look forward to what awaits you at the multi-award winning Bay of Fires Lodge. Set 40m above the beach, this ecologically aware building is a stunning architectural feat comprised of two long timber and glass pavilions, and an open living area complete with fireplace and private twin-share bedrooms. Here, another lovely evening is spent together, inspired by great food, wine and conversation.

The following morning you will kayak down the stunning Ansons River, giving the legs a well-earned break and providing the opportunity to take in a new landscape from a different perspective. The bird life is remarkable, wedge-tailed eagles, pelicans and a massive herd of black swans to name a few. If you would prefer to stay at the Lodge for the day why not treat yourself to a massage or indulge in the outdoor bathing pavilion at the Bay of Fires Lodge Spa.

On the last morning you prepare for the inevitable - albeit a little more rested, relaxed and rejuvenated. With a new found sense of peace intrinsic to spending time in nature, you will soak up the last bit of the beautiful Bay of Fires and head back to your lives, taking a little bit of Tasmania with you.


The Tasmanian Walking Company
PO Box 1879, Launceston TAS 7250
p: 03 6392 2211
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